In a desperate attempt to try and counter what former First Lady Michelle Obama said during the Democratic National Convention, President Donald Trump made a vain attempt at insulting Mrs. Obama and only succeeded in humiliating himself with one of the all-time great self-owns.
After sending out angry tweets aimed at the former first lady Tuesday morning, the president simply couldn’t resist trying another cheap shot at Mrs. Obama, whining at a event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that Mrs. Obama clearly taped her speech, CNN notes:
“Yeah, no, she was over her head. And, frankly, she should have made the speech live, which she didn’t do; she taped it. And it was not only taped, it was taped a long time ago because she had the wrong deaths.”
Did you catch that? He’s complaining that the former first lady got the number of deaths from COVID-19 incorrect because she taped her speech. So he’s whining because the death toll on his watch is even higher now. As one person noted on Twitter, that’s not exactly something Trump should be proud of:
“We know Michelle pre-recorded her speech because the coronavirus death numbers she cited were out of date (too low!) — they are skyrocketing so quickly that every day is a shocking new Hell“ is not quite the sick burn the president thinks it is. https://t.co/Q3Q8vn9ZMY
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) August 18, 2020
Then others joined the debate, nearly all of them reminding Trump that the only person he humiliated with his remarks was (as usual) himself:
Pointing out that 20,000 more Americans have died from COVID on your watch than were stated in a previously recorded speech to own the libs https://t.co/J77ht9bX0A
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 18, 2020
Trump says Michelle Obama should’ve made her speech live: “It was taped a long time ago b/c she had the wrong (COVID) deaths.”
More than 21K Americans have died since she recorded it earlier this month.
Not sure how Trump’s attack reflects well on his handling of the pandemic.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 18, 2020
Donald Trump notes that more people have died of COVID since Michelle Obama recorded her convention speech and presents this fact as a criticism of … Michelle Obama. https://t.co/LpNshPhct1
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) August 18, 2020
Imagine giving Michelle Obama shit for saying 150000 dead instead of 170000.
Trump is the king of the self-own.
Ben Shapiro is giving him a run for his money, though.
— Steve (@DynastyOpenings) August 18, 2020
Maybe later, Trump can complain that almost no one ever mentions anymore how he’s separated more children from their parents and terrorized more infants at his modern-day internment camps than any president in U.S. history.
Yeah, you’re doing one hell of a job, asshole!